Basic White Cake

Enjoy this great cake made with egg whites – a delicious dessert!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

2
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup milk
1/2
cup shortening
1
teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5
egg whites

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, shortening and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg whites; beat 2 minutes longer, scrapping bowl occasionally. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch pans 30 to 38 minutes (9-inch pans 27 to 35 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, shortening and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg whites; beat 2 minutes longer, scrapping bowl occasionally. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch pans 30 to 38 minutes (9-inch pans 27 to 35 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you'd like, bake this cake in a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan for 33 to 40 minutes - easy to frost and easy to carry!

Coconut Cake: Stir 1 cup flaked coconut into batter before pouring into pans. Poppy Seed Cake: Mix 1/4 cup poppy seed with an additional 1/4 cup milk; let stand 30 minutes. Add to batter with vanilla and egg whites.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.